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Lifting, the New Running?

Mar 31 10:25 p.m.

Article by: ARA Staff

Don't worry. The old running we know and love is still around. But lifting can provide added benefits. "Research from the University of South Carolina found that women who were put on a twice-weekly programme of resistance training had a staggering 60pc decrease in anxiety levels and lowered levels of irritability in only six weeks. The effect also seemed best after moderate, not intense, strength training." Read More

Boston Security high priority

Mar 30 11:47 a.m.

Article by: ARA Staff

"He said heightened measures used since the 2013 attacks would be in place, including stepped-up patrols by uniformed and undercover officers, a greater use of surveillance cameras and tactical units, and checkpoints for the tens of thousands of spectators lining the route." Read More

Filming Starts For Boston Bombing Movie

Mar 28 12:36 a.m.

Article by: ARA Staff

"The film, Patriots Day, stars Boston native Mark Wahlberg and begins filming in Boston on Tuesday. It's already stirred emotions and a bit of controversy, as some don't want the deadly drama playing out again in their backyards." Read More

Best GPS Running and Fitness Watches

Mar 22 9:56 a.m.

Article by: ARA Staff

Style and functions galore - GPS Running Watches have come a long way. Here are the best, according to The Trend Spotter. Read More

A Grand Return

Mar 17 10:25 p.m.

Article by: ARA Staff

"In the spring of 1966, 23-year-old Roberta “Bobbi” Gibb made a ripple as the first woman to run the Boston Marathon ... the Boston Athletic Association (BAA) just announced Gibb will be the grand marshal of the 2016 Boston Marathon on Monday, April 18." Read More

Running and Brain Cells

Mar 14 noon

Article by: ARA Staff

"The brains of rats who ran daily showed enormous growth in the number of brain cells in the hippocampus. The New York Times reports, “Their hippocampal tissue teemed with new neurons, far more than in the brains of the sedentary animals.” And that’s not all, the amount of new cells in the brain seemed to be correlated with the distance the rats ran. In other words, the more miles covered by a runner throughout the experiment, the more new cells its brain contained after seven weeks." Read More

App Happy

Mar 07 9:11 p.m.

Article by: ARA Staff

Fitness companies are spending a cool billion on running apps. Here's why. Read More

Drink less (water, that is)

Jun 30 1:08 p.m.

Article by: ARA Staff

"'The risks associated with dehydration are small,' Dr. James Winger, a sports medicine physician at Loyola University Medical Center, said in a press release. 'No one has died on sports fields from dehydration, and the adverse effects of mild dehydration are questionable. But athletes, on rare occasions, have died from overhydration.'" Read More

Rock 92

May 31 9:44 p.m.

Article by: ARA Staff

Harriette Thompson becomes the oldest woman to finish a marathon. Congratulations, Harriette! Read More

As races multiply, so do awards

Apr 21 2:58 p.m.

Article by: ARA Staff

"'Thirty percent of our runners come from outside Arkansas, and 90% of them come for the medal,' says race director Geneva Lamm." Read More

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